Pectus excavatum defect on liver-spleen scintigraphy

Albert J. Moreno, Allan L. Parker, Peter Fredericks, Gottlieb L. Turnbull

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A 58-year-old man with a pectus excavatum demonstrated a photon-deficient defect within the left lobe of the liver on liver-spleen scintigraphy using Tc-99m SCOL. Computed tomography of the liver clearly revealed the abnormal defect seen on the liver-spleen scan to be due to the pectus excavatum. This case confirms the impression that these skeletal aberrations may cause false-positive hepatic defects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-310
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Sep 1 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • Defect
  • Liver-spleen scintigraphy
  • Pectus excavatum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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